Sydney Harbour adventure aboard ‘The Gargarle’
Sydney Harbour National Park
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These school holidays join this guided adventure in Sydney Harbour National Park. Visit Goat Island and Clark Island on the historic vessel ‘The Gargarle’. Take part in a treasure hunt! For all ages.
Wednesday 5 January, 12 January, 19 January and Thursday 27 January 2022, 10am to 2pm.
- Sydney Harbour National Park
- No wheelchair access
- Easy. Suitable for all ages. Children (7 to 16 years) must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult $65 per person. Concession $60 per person. Child (7 to 16 years) $45 per person.
- Meeting point
- Man O'War steps, eastern side of Sydney Opera House.
- What to
- Bottled water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, sturdy shoes, hat
- Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
Bring the family on this fun cruise on Sydney Harbour. Learn about Sydney’s convict history and early life in the colony while you solve a 21st-century treasure hunt using your smart phone.
Your observation skills will be tested as you gather information based on the clues you get before departure. Hints, tips, coordinates and directions will lead you right to the treasures! Some clues will be easier to decipher than others.
On Goat Island you’ll venture inside the Queens magazine, built in 1836 to store explosive gunpower. You'll see the convicts' cramped sleeping quarters and learn what their lives were like on the island. You’ll also get an insight into the lives of the soldiers who watched over them.
From Goat Island, continue on ‘The Gargarle’ to Clark Island. There’ll be more treasure hunt clues. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy here, right in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Bring your camera - Goat Island has captivating views of Barangaroo, Balmain and Sydney Harbour Bridge. You’ll walk less than 1km on this tour. Also remember to pack water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, walking poles and wear sturdy shoes and hats. There’s no drinking water available.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
- in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.Buy annual pass